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. police won't say what kind of weapon he used so as not to compromise the investigation. both were women on their way home sunday evening. one getting out of her car. the first attack happened near the intersection of lake shore and east 18th street. another two hours later on 18th and third avenue. and deborah lives in the area, walking her dog at all hours, including after dark. >> i walk my dog at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. i'm afraid to do it after hearing about the crime. and this is my life style. >> others say they try to travel in groups or during daylight hours. >> i probably won't come out after dark. >> tony and her friend usually come together but they're going to make a change. >> i was telling my friend we should turn our music down. a bicyclist came on the side of her. she couldn't see her, or hear her. we have ear phones on. >> and those gals decided to turn down music, police are recommending folks don't let themselves be distracted by devices such as phones and other devices in this area and making themselves more vulnerable to attack. >> eight city officials in south
called jones this afternoon expressing the concern for safety of u.s. troops if the burning took place. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news, iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding m
expressed concern u.s. tourists could become victims of anti-american backlash. >> the question of whether state worker furloughs are legal went before california's supreme court today. labor groups argued the governor's order violates a collective bargaining agreement with workers guaranteeing a 40 hour work week. lawyers point out forcing lawyers to stay home is better than just laying them off. >> reducing work days by two per month, the furlough order is that furlough executive order before the court is certainly a far less of a hardship on state employees than being laid off in entirely. >> three day per month furloughs translate to a 14% pay cut, one workers say they can't afford. >> i'm a single mother two of kids. we don't qualify for food stamps or unemployment, working overtime, not getting paid overtime ohed, staying here until 7:00 at night. it's been very hard. >> the court has 90 days to issue a ruling. the furloughs will continue. >> the governor and a hundred business leaders leave for a six day trade mission. the goal to create jobs in california. david louie joins us from
with a plan of action to prevent another san bruno tragedy from happening. david louie joins us with a proposal by california's two senators. >> senators feinstein and boxer are seeking tighter regulations using technology to step up pipeline inspections. >> it's on our collective shoulders now after this happened. we have been warned. >> senator boxer and other members of the senate commerce subcommittee don't want another san bruno. they're working on new, tighter regulations for pipeline safety and doubling the number of inspectors. the federal agency that does inspections acknowledged it's shoirt staffed. >> each inspector is responsible for over 2000 miles of pipeline. the distance from san francisco to chicago. >> the staift bill calls for more use of technology called smart picks. they're small sensor that's can detect defects by moving through pipelines. the pipeline safety trust has been urging their use nearly two decades. >> scleerly, smart picks are the best available technology for assessing the true condition of a pipeline. again this is another debate that should
. delta says other flights are being found for the passenger as board. >> experts using tissue samples to determine the species of a whale that wash add shore this morning on ocean beach. it's badly decomposed and made it hard to examine. researchers have been able to determine it's not a hump back, gray, or blue whale. it's a bounty for researchers. >> it's hard for us to study them out so far in the ocean this, gives us a good opportunity to put together different pods and populations of the whales in the wild. >> and a carcass will be buried during low tide on the beach tomorrow. it was just last week a tanker impaled a whale on the bough and that is probably dead when hit. >>> there is a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone just before 8:00 on a road around snell road. the attacker tried to sexual assault sure, she managed to runway. and oakland police are issuing a warning two women were robbed and sexual assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be re
. -- socialization. it was an easy decision for us. >> reporter: this morning, it was time to get acquainted. if this looks like a hotel conference room, well, it is. classes started today at the st. francis hotel in downtown san francisco. of course the st. francis is only a temporary location for them. this will be the new home for the new school. the old press club on poe street. the building should available in two weeks with plenty of classrooms and space for the nearly 50 students so far enrolled at flex academy. students will have a k 12 cirriculum, use bid many kids who are home schooled. that cirriculum offers 130 courses including five languages. it's school at your own pace with individual wallized attention. >> so if you're behind, you get more help so you can succeed, if you're very advanced and fast, you can go faster and that can different in different suspects. >> cruise is one of only four teachers hired by the school. >> this is up to them to sort of get through material. i provide support when i think it's something difficult. >> at the old school there are about 40 kids t
video for the first time. she says it shows a concerned father given permission to use scare straight tactic autos no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting getting upset, crying. so the video is from the cop's perspective. >> terry bowman points to an early portion of the video. the father speaks up while his son is in handcuffs. >> the family's attorney says the officer threatened the teenager numerous times and crossed the line in using his position as an officer to settle a domestic matter. >> this does not bode well for you. do you know what that means? that is good thing. >> san jose police did tell us wednesday both juveniles were cited for having sex with a minor. those citations are likely in the hands of juvenile probation for possible refer to the district attorney's office for her part the d.a.says she's reviewing to case to see if the officer faces any criminal charges. >> today a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in more than four years. the u.s. district judge found the state had adequate lay dressed concerns about the lethal inject
for brown. did he not win his argument today on the bigger issue, whether the drugs the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment and whether making brown choose how he wants to die is constitutional. attorneys for albert greenwood brown argued his execution should be put on hold. first offering him a choice between one drug and a three-drug method violated state regulations. >> this is not proper. >> and second that the method might still cause him pain, considered cruel and unusual punishment though it's just been updated to eliminate that argument. the state argued brown was given a choice by order of a judge and lawyers failed to show evidence of possible pain from the three-drug method. >> the judge refused to block the execution based on arguments. >> he has not demonstrated he's likely to prevail at this time. applications will restraint order is denied. >> brown convicted in 1982 for the 1980 rape and murder of a riverside teenager, susan jordan. if it goes as scheduled it would be the first california execution since being put on hold in 2006 over a concern about flaws in the inje
it would appear that that is the biggest loosened for us. >> reporter: it started august 22 inside of this home owned by cindy tran. investigators say that day, he filed a police report saying two men who rent rooms from tran assaulted him. authorities believe that fight may be what sparked the killing spree. the following saturday, august 28th a house mate reported both men missing. inside of the home, investigators looking for the missing men found a 73-year-old bludgeoned to death. police are losing hope his son still alive. >> we like to be optimistic. in this case and it does not bode well for having a long life. >> authorities spotted valdemoro driving in pleasant hill. the chase ended in richmond. inside of the acurea, police found his girlfriend, she appeared to be strangled to death. he ran inside of the 99 ranch market in the meat department grabbing a meat cheifer and threatens officers. >> officers gave commands for him to drop the weapon. the officers were in fear for theirs lives. they discharged the firearm. the suspect was hit, suffering fatal injury autos not much
into burkeo's stopped police car in 2006. vic lee joins with us more. vick? >> the defendant was convicted on all 10 counts, including murder, robbery, and evading a police officer. it was an emotional hearing which was attended by dozens of police officers and police brass. he broke down and cried after the verdict was read. he was 19 when the crime occurred, and july 26th, 2006, he and two others fled in a stolen car after a robbery on bay shore boulevard. he led police on a car chase wound through the city, and highway 280. the van crashed into officer burkeo's patrol car. he was a police officer stationed at bay view station on the force five years. petrelli out on bail at the time. after the verdict the officer's father spoke to us. >> there are petrelli weing forrive you. you're just human. you make mistakes z your family, we bear no grudge or bitterness against also, you. >> and there would be a hearing on october 22, to set a date for sentencing. since this was a murder committed during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means he could get live without parole. tw
the bmw smashed into the front of his rig. >> the preliminary investigation led to us believe the bmw lost control negotiating a curve. went out in front of the big rig it and was struck, then left the roadway and came to rest. >> one fire fighter was hurt trying to pull a passenger from the rear of the car. >> we did have a fire fighter injured during the rescue to help try to get that patient in the back seat, out. >> two of the injured students were taken to marin general hospital. >> they're stable and awake. they're alert. >> novato high student only heard rumors good b.the accident. >> it's horrible. i -- it's not a good thing. like no matter who it is. i don't want to know someone who died. like that, is terrible. >> reporter: four survivors two are considered in critical condition. the other two had relatively minor injuries here at novato high officials aren't commenting officially on this accident. >> awful to see. laura, thank you very much. >> and moving on, you may soon find out whether there is a high-risk pg&e pipeline running near your home. the utility has been pressured t
by us here on claremont leaving the area, we can see people inside were crying and some were taking pictures of the area. this is just heart breaking to get in here whatever they've seen may be on tv. saying this is... >> sorry about that. heather is having twrubl her signal reporting live from the fire zone. you can imagine how frustrating it is to see from the bus but not being able to see for themselves. and frustration is mounting from people in the neighborhood. many claimed they smelled gas and saw pg&e crews in the area days before this deadly blast. and investigators crated up a section of the pipe and put it on a flat bed truck for a trip to washington, d.c.. investigators will look for flaws or clues into why this blew up suddenly. we're live near the blast site tonight. cecilia? >> pg&e said the pipe was more than 50 years old and had been inspected twice within the past year. with you the president of pg&e said there is no amount of money that can cover the loss of now. there is a loss behind me. you can see how devastating and how wide spread that schl the company is go
had a problem with fake arrest saying in a statement the officer was invited to use scare straight tactics and there were no objections to the lecture. the department internal affairs is now investigating. >> our department has no policy prohibiting an officer from investigating this case or becoming involved in a case where he or she knows the involved parties or is involved with the incident. >> another officer did follow up the incident and complaint citing both teenagers with a misdemeanor charge of sex with a minor. the attorney says that is a cover up and intimidation. case now has the attention of the independent police auditor. >> if it was brutality i will tell you it would be unusual. but it's something i will look at, and that our office will investigate. >> he acted like a cowboy. he lost it and came in. he abused authority. >> the district attorney says she's requested additional information from the police department to determine if any crimes were committed. our legal analyst says it's possible the police officer could face charges including false imprisonment and as
to brown in the past. >> and we went to nicky deon's neighborhood this afternoon and a neighbor told us she's a trust wornly friend and a great neighbor but. >> she just didn't like the way she's being treated and very unhappy. there was the extent of it. she had to continue working because she had responsibilities. >> and as we're leaving the house she received a call from diaz legal team spresing her not to speak to the media. >> what sounds like a cliche is a dangerous rewralt for postal workers. tonight a letter carrier is recovering from bite wounds after being attacked by a dog during his morning deliveries on camden avenue in san jose. two good samaritans came to the rescue. david louie is on the story live tonight. he's okay right? >> that is tru. he's okay. this is a problem the service says is growing. here in the south bay dogs bite letter carriers about once per week. it happened about 3,000 times per year. on this street on this morning it happened again. >> i just heard screaming. and that was very like in pain screaming. i ran out of the front door. and there he was between t
was in my room and heard alarms. we smelled something funny. they told to us get out. >> reporter: evacuees watched, crews worked to stop the leak. a fire fighter says they were looking for the closest shut off valve. >> they don't have the map right now. >> was there a period of time when you didn't have the map? >> very to ask the supervisor this, is our typical response. we're on the scene. reviewing maps to find out which gas lines are feeding that damaged section of pipe. so we can ice yol yait that section stop the flow, make this safe and continue with repairs. >> reporter: we're back live here, you can imagine with san bruno, every precaution was taken. the oakland fire department has been standing fwoi make sure everything stays safe. pg&e says the shut off valve for this particular gas line is far from this area. so if they had shut that ofl, they said it would have been a larger disruption to customers so they said what they did is create these cuttoff valve temporary valves at two locations into this immediate area. the valve is now shut off. i am told folks have been evacuated
. >> there is a strong police presence here. there has been one arrest for looting and atherton police officer tells us that two would be looters were caught impersonating a utility work skbrer a fire fighter. and we're also told by a resident his lap top he believes was stolen out of his house by a looter. police have a big job trying to protect property in a situation like this one. in san bruno abc 7 news thank you very much. >> part of the investigation is focused on why it took so long to shut off the natural gas pipeline. the fire burned nearly two hours before pg&e was able to shut it off. pg&e says workers turned valves off manual lism many say it should have happened faster. the assemblyman jerry hill says he's introducing legislation requiring pg&e to set up a system shutting off valves from a remote location. >> safety is a core value at pg&e. we start every meeting with it. we work hard to maintain safety for the people that we serve. >> and several people are badly injured and 37 homes were destroyed. >> the obama administration is now asking for more oversight of the nation's pipelines an
're giving us latest they have trying to get crucial information out to victims. we're going to listen in for just a moment. this is christopher hart from ntsb. >> i will now take a few questions. >> okay. christopher hart has been asking for witnesses to come forward for the explosion. >> question is what was my assessment? it was amazing direction the charge trees and area that was completely flattened. melted charred cars and house that's disappeared and it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> were you wanting to talk to residents saying to many of the reporters here that they had smelled gas fumes in the past weeks? is that of interest to you? >> the question is will we be wanting to talk to residents reporting they smelled gas fumes? we'll want to talk to anyone who has information that is potentially per nent to this event. >> that is christopher harts of the national transportation safety board taking questions from the media. one of the things he wanted to know is asking for the public to come forward is there is nflgs f information there. have been reports of a smell of gas
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